Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading voice for responsible energy and environmental policies for families and businesses, has released a “Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct” to raise awareness of its members’ renewed commitments to pipeline safety standards, environmental protection and operations.
CEA developed the new Guiding Principles in partnership with its members and industry leaders as part of its ongoing Pipelines for America campaign in an effort to assure the public that pipeline infrastructure operators are meeting the highest standards of safety and are committed to being good neighbours during construction, maintenance and daily operation.
“Every aspect of our lives is touched by products made possible by pipelines. They are our nation’s energy backbone and federal data confirms they are the safest and most environmentally preferred way to move energy products to consumers,” CEA President David Holt said. “That’s why it’s critical to ensure that our nation’s energy infrastructure continues to be the safest and most environmentally responsible way to bring the energy we all rely on every day.”
“CEA applauds its member and partners for working together on guiding principles that commit to the public that the highest of standards are followed for building and maintaining our nation’s energy infrastructure network.”
“Pipelines and related energy infrastructure projects are employing best-in-class workforce training, yielding substantial environmental protections that utilise state-of-the-art technologies which meet and exceed rigorous federal and state regulations. Because of this commitment to safety, pipelines can continue to serve families and businesses in the most reliable and environmentally responsible way as they bring life-sustaining energy to our communities.”
As part of the “Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct”, CEA and its members have pledged to support and stand by the following pipeline safety principles:
- Ensure that our nation’s pipeline system and their operations continue to be the safest and most environmentally responsible way to bring the energy we all rely on every day.
- Comply with all well-established pipeline safety laws and regulations.
- Be good neighbours to property owners and communities.
- Be good stewards of the environment.
- Employ high-tech safety and inspection equipment with an organisation-wide commitment to safety.
- Keep the public informed about their operations, location and any potential project updates that may impact the public.
- Conduct rigorous public safety inspections and drills with local first-responders.
- Act with integrity and honesty with all stakeholders.
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